Risk Factors for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection

      BACKGROUND: CRE are a family of bacteria with high levels of resistance to many antimicrobials used in hospital settings. Many hospitals are still unaware of risk factors associated with CRE infection/colonization and do not have screening procedures, which leads to potential transmission of CRE in healthcare settings. In our study we evaluated multiple potential risk factors to identify those most significant for CRE infection/colonization within our healthcare setting, with the end goal of identifying high risk patients who might be suitable for targeted CRE screening.
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